[NBLUG/talk] How Low Can We Go?
eric at nblug.org
Thu Apr 20 13:52:51 PDT 2006
On Thu, Apr 20, 2006 at 12:21:04PM -0700, Lincoln Peters wrote:
> Can't you boot from a floppy disk, *then* install from a USB CD-ROM
> attached to the PCMCIA card? I don't know if there are any Linux
> distros where the boot floppies support USB PCMCIA cards *and* USB
> CD-ROM drives, but at least in theory, it would work.
(shortened to: http://xrl.us/kxsy )
Download boot.img, root.img and net-drivers.img.
"dd if=example.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1024 conv=sync" to put each image onto a
floppy. Label the floppies, of course. Boot from the boot.img and when it
asks about a possible driver disk, put the "net-drivers" disk in; that
includes PCMCIA stuff.
Do a very minimal install and use "apt-get" to install things as they're
needed. For partitioning you want to go with two or three partitions: swap,
/ and maybe /boot.
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